Spanish Beginners Level 1

Spanish Beginners Level 1

This course is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.


The aim of the course is to develop your ability to understand and respond to spoken Spanish. The language learnt will be that used in authentic situations, such as in restaurants and hotels. Although the emphasis of the course is on conversation, you will also learn basic grammar, so that you can begin to manipulate the language. You will be able to write short paragraphs related to the topics learnt. Understanding of Spanish and Latin American culture and customs is encouraged throughout.


This course feeds into Beginners Level 2 and Beginners Level 3 in subsequent terms.


The course follows the topics covered in the book Pasos 1.  However, the tutor will use his own materials and extracts from several resources, so there is no need to buy Pasos 1.



Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will have covered the following topics:


  • Introductions and greetings
  • The Alphabet
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Giving basic personal details (nationality, job, age etc.)
  • Talking about your family
  • Ordering drinks and food in a restaurant
  • Talking about your town or city
  • Asking for and giving directions


And grammar points:


  • Regular present tense verbs
  • Some irregular verbs (ser, tener, estar, hay, ir)
  • Gender
  • Adjectives and their agreements
  • Asking Questions
  • Use of the negative
  • The definite and indefinite articles
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Possessive and demonstrative adjectives
  • Personal pronouns


Your Tutor

Francisco Garcia-Fernandez Francisco Garcia Fernandez is a native speaker from Granada (Spain) and is an experienced teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language. He has taught Spanish in Russia and Spain. He has a degree in Slavonic Studies, a Masters in Russian Literature and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Further more, he is qualified to assess DELE exams. He also teaches Spanish in Primary and Secondary Schools in Cambridgeshire.  


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Wed 25/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 02/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 30/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 06/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 27/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 04/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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